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03-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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Drop the Sopel
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
As an aside, the people wanting a 2nd line C to insulate Kesler really need to get back to reality soon. It's not happening. The roles on this team, FA, and the cap will ensure such an acquisition won't happen. Dare to dream and all... But that's all it is, a dream.
If Gillis isn't trying to find a bonafide 2nd line centre to insulate Kesler, he's the wrong guy for the job. Kesler has been healthy and performing once in his last 4 trips to the playoffs and his durability is a bigger concern than it's ever been. You can't rest the entire teams hopes on the health of a player that is never healthy when it matters. If you do, you'll live to regret it.

There is room to bring in a guy like Derek Roy at $5mil, it will just cost inferior players their spot on the team. Add Roy and Kesler to this group and you've just gone from 1 1st line centre, a 4th line centre and a couple of AHL centremen to having 3 1st line centremen and a 4th line centre. That takes this team to contender status instantly.

The price will be steep, but hopefully Gillis would be able to recoup some youthful assets in a Luongo deal, or potentially Raymond/Ballard as well.

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